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Old 01-17-2005, 07:31 PM   #11
Dojo: Roppongi Yoshinkan Aikido / Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
Location: Tokyo
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 571
Re: My Jiu Waza Needs Help

Devin's post reminds me of the 4 things that were really stressed to us during our jiyuwaza lessons...

1. *Always* move forward. Never backward. Don't wait in one spot, either
2. Do complete pivots when you pivot. Don't just move slightly, but use the control over uke that it gives you
3. Keep you kamae and stand straight. Don't bend over.
4. Complete your throw (zanshin). Don't rush it.

I'll have to double check my notes for the exact wording used, but thats the gist of the four points we were graded on.



Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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